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Wonder of Water


Published 1958


Attention is drawn to the interesting chemical structure of water and then to its amazing life-sustaining properties.


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Run time 12:13
Production Company Moody Institute of Science
Audio/Visual sound, color

Reviews

Reviewer: melanie3 - - July 27, 2011
Subject: The audio was a little less clear than some of the others like this
An excellent balance of Socratic questioning and concrete example. As for the reference to God, 5 stars.
Reviewer: Apeism is Stupid - - December 22, 2010
Subject: It's Pure Silliness...
For anyone to think that all of the provisions (i.e. water, fruits, vegetables, animals, oxygen, carbon dioxide, hydrogen, trees, etc.) on Earth just appeared by some lucky chance, on the same planet that just so happens to have humans and other living creatures that need such provisions to survive. Jehovah is great...
Merry Christmas!
Reviewer: doowopbob - - April 10, 2010
Subject: ....Ahh...
....I Make My Own Beer...And Every Time I Stand In Front Of A Urinal I Marvel At How The "Wonder Of Water" Comes Into View..!...
Reviewer: skilpad - - June 29, 2009
Subject: Of course it would be religious
A fairly well thought out film which covers some important aspects of "water". Was watching the film when my dad walked in. He is a retired science teacher - he remembers using this film in the mid 70's.

Of course it would be religious - as it's produced by the Moody institute.
Reviewer: Spuzz - - February 5, 2006
Subject: Try the colored water kids..
Well, Uncle Bob is back at it again, his part fix-it shop/ part science lab are company to 5 inquisitive kids about water. He just happens to have all sorts of science tests all set up for the kids, which makes me wonder if Bob really has any business happening. Anyways, despite all the scientific explanation about why water and condensation happens, you know, the CHEMICAL processes, he still thanks the creator for making water, even though he√Ęs explained fully how water is created. Actually, all of these films have a curious catch-22 quality to them..
Reviewer: Wilford B. Wolf - - November 17, 2005
Subject: Moving like water
Another of the Moody Institute science films that would fit right into a contemporary Intelligent Design influenced school environment.

This time, the subject is the properties of water. As with most of the Moody films, we have kindly fix-it man Bob, who just happens to keep labratory equipment in his backroom. Some neighborhood kids come in asking for some water after playing baseball. Bob asks them what water is made of, and the kids are stumped.

This leads to the classic electrolysis experiment, where an electric current is run through water to seperate it into hydrogen and oxygen, complete with setting the hydrogen aflame. This segment is most like a Mr. Wizard segment, with Bob asking questions and the kids responding. The kids are either genuinely responding off the cuff, or they are excellent actors, as the responses are very natural and they are keenly interested and surprised by the results. Exactly how oxygen and hydrogen combine is not explained, probably because this was aimed more at middle/junior high school kids.

At the end, there is a rather sketchy explaination of the water cycle, but this is also the part that is couched in a subtle but definate religious undertone. The emphasis is how God created water for our use (and keeping with most modernist science films of the period, water's use for power generation and irrigation is underscored) and how it is a wonder.
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